Today we get this Meet The Manufacturer series started! It’s been a long time since doing one with an Indonesian company – in fact, I rarely get any new Indonesian varieties across my desk. We start with one of the most recognized dishes from Indonesia, Mi Goreng. Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –
Mie goreng (Indonesian: mie goreng or mi goreng; Malay: mee goreng or mi goreng; both meaning “fried noodles”), also known as bakmi goreng, is a flavourful and spicy fried noodle dish common in Indonesia,Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore. It is made with thin yellow noodles fried in cooking oil with garlic, onion or shallots, fried prawn, chicken, beef, or sliced bakso (meatballs), chili, Chinese cabbage, cabbages, tomatoes, egg, and other vegetables. Ubiquitous in Indonesia, it can be found everywhere in the country, sold by all food vendors from street-hawkers, warungs, to high-end restaurants. It is an Indonesian one-dish meal favourite, although street food hawkers commonly sell it together with nasi goreng (fried rice). It is commonly available at Mamak stalls in Singapore, Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia and is often spicy.
I’m really excited about this series – and the fact that I’m getting some help from a local business. Jonathan over at Waroeng Jajanan. The store and restaurant combo is just an amazing place to check out authentic Indonesian cuisine, and you’ll be seeing a lot of (pretty much all) that I add in the end being from there in this series. Alright – let’s check out this one from Alhami as part of Meet The Manufacturer!
Alhami Mi Instan Mi Goreng Spesial – Indonesia
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). This is one with a silver back and hard to scan, my apologies. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents and stir. Finally, garnish with fried shallot and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A dual sachet.
Seasoning base with chilli powder on top.
A liquid sachet.
Seasoned oil and sweet soy sauce.
The garnish sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added (prepared by Waroeng Jajanan) crackers, beef rendang, Indonesian pickle, (from my own kitchen) a fried egg from a local chicken, and Dua Belibis. The noodle was just right for an instant mi goreng – quantity was good and a nice bouncy texture. The flavor was sweet and a little spicy – a very good balance of sweet soy to everything – not too sweet that it overwhelms. Just the right oiliness. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 0341269393026.